Election 2020

The League of Women Voters of Frederick County will be hosting or co-hosting virtual forums for both the sixth and eighth congressional elections, and the Board of Education election. 

Betty Mayfield, past co-president of the League of Women Voters of Frederick County and professor emeritus at Hood College, will moderate all three forums, according to a news release. 

Each candidate will have a two-minute opening statement, along with a minute to respond to each question from Mayfield. Then, each candidate will have a two-minute closing statement.

The schedule for forums is:

  • Eighth Congressional District Forum: Thursday, Oct. 8 at 7 p.m. Gregory Coll (R) faces incumbent Jamie Raskin (D) in November's election.
  • Frederick County Board of Education Forum: Tuesday, Oct. 13 at 7 p.m. All six candidates—David Bass, Rae Gallagher (incumbent), Lois Jarman, Jason 'Mr. J' Johnson, Sue Johnson and Dean Rose — will participate. Three seats are up for grabs this fall.
  • Sixth Congressional District Forum: Thursday, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m. Neil Parrott (R) and George Gluck (green) face incumbent David Trone (D). 

The forums will be streamed live and can be accessed afterward at https://www.facebook.com/FrederickCountyLWV/. Frederick County residents can email questions for the candidates to 2020lwvquestions@gmail.com.

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Steve Bohnel is the county government reporter for the Frederick News-Post. He can be reached at sbohnel@newspost.com. He graduated from Temple University, with a journalism degree in May 2017, and is a die-hard Everton F.C. fan.

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